An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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ARBOREAL   Pertaining to or living entirely in the trees; see also: TERRESTRIAL; HABITAT.

BOREAL   Pertaining to the north (i.e., northern hemisphere; northern). See also: BOREAL PROVINCE; CIRCUMBOREAL.

CIRCUMBOREAL   Distributed around the world, in the northern BOREAL region. See also: PROVINCE.

PROVINCE, BOREAL   A cold-water zone, depauperate of species, lying north of Cape Cod and the CAROLINIAN PROVINCE. See also: PROVINCE, (types).

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